THE Kendal Mintcakes suffered their eight straight defeats following their latest match against league leaders Warrington Rylands.

The game ended in a 2-0 defeat for David Woodruff’s squad, however it was not without its moments of skilful play from Kendal Town.

There were some improvements especially in the first half, however relegation could be confirmed within the next few weeks dependant on results.

Warrington opened the scoring midway through the first half when Kane Drummond side footed the ball in from close range.

The visitors had to wait until ten minutes before the end of the game before Richard Smith scored to seal the win while Kendal’s slump continued.

Kendal were playing their first home game since January 29 started the game well and could have been 1-0 up within the first minute when Eric Yahaya who forced a good save out of Graeme Mc Call blazed over the rebound from close range.

The Mintcakes were playing well, and showing their full potential while Warrington were slightly caught out.

However, Warrington began to grow into the game and nearly scored after Scott Bakkor forced a fine one handed save out of James McClenaghan while Charlie Doyle was also denied by the Kendal shot stopper.

Kendal continued to look dangerous when in possession but the visitors began to nullify the threat before they opened the scoring on 29 minutes when a ball into the penalty area was side footed into the net by Kane Drummond.

And the visitors saw out the remainder of the first half with Kendal 1-0 down at the break, while the town support were encouraged by the performance.

However, the second half proved to be a non-event as Kendal never imposed themselves, and were for most of the half nullifying the attacking threat of Warrington.

The Mintcakes didn’t create too much and when they got into good positions, they were never able to apply sustained pressure on the Warrington defence who themselves were not playing at their best.

Warrington created the better chances where Drummond fired the ball into the side netting, while Bakkor forced another save out of McClenaghan.

With just ten minutes left Warrington sealed the win after Richard Smith ran into the penalty area before scoring from close range.

The visitors nearly made it 3-0 in the closing stages when David Webb chipped the ball onto the underside of the cross bar as they saw out the game.

Kendal host Mossley on Saturday.